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New Staples.com Mobile App Brings Easy to Customers' iPhones

<p class='bwalignc'> <i><b>Whether in-store or on-the-go, app makes it easy to research and shop</b></i> </p>

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

New Staples.com Mobile App Brings Easy to Customers' iPhones09:30 EST Wednesday, November 30, 2011 FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (Business Wire) -- Staples, the world's largest office products company and a trusted source for office solutions, today announced a new mobile app that brings easy to customers' iPhones. The new Staples iPhone app makes it easy for customers to research and shop for everything they need for their small business or home office, whether on the go or in a Staples store. The new app makes cross- channel shopping easier, allowing customers to get the best of the Staples.com and in-store shopping experience. Customers can quickly access rich product information and ratings and reviews while in-store, or find the nearest Staples store with the specific product they need by using the app's store locator and inventory check feature. In addition, the app provides more ways to save via its store check-in feature which offers special coupons and promotions when a customer enters a Staples store with their iPhone. “Staples understands the importance of allowing customers to shop where, when and how it's convenient for them,” said Steve Bussberg, senior vice president, Staples.com. “Whether it be in-store or on-the-go we know that more and more customers are turning to their mobile devices. Our new iPhone app makes the shopping experience even easier at Staples.” Based on direct input from customers, the new app is designed to meet the needs of small businesses. The app makes it easier to find and buy the right ink & toner and order most frequently used items with a smart list builder. In addition, customers can opt to receive Staples Rewards alert messages when they earn new Rewards or have Rewards that are about to expire. A version of the app for Android mobile devices is under development and will be available soon. Staples' overall mobile experience also includes a mobile version of Staples.com. About Staples: Staples is the world's largest office products company and a trusted source for office solutions. The company provides products, services and expertise in office supplies, copy & print, technology, facilities and breakroom, and furniture. Staples invented the office superstore concept in 1986 and now has annual sales of $25 billion, ranking second in the world in eCommerce sales. With 90,000 associates worldwide, Staples operates in 26 countries throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia, making it easy for businesses of all sizes, and consumers. The company is headquartered outside Boston. More information about Staples (Nasdaq: SPLS) is available at www.staples.com/media. Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available: http://www.businesswire.com/cgi-bin/mmg.cgi?eid=50086127&lang=en StaplesMark Cautela, 508-253-3832Mark.Cautela@Staples.com